Violinist Jenny Berg is currently in her sixth season with the Ann Arbor Symphony and fifth season with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly with the Lansing Symphony and in local schools with the Ann Arbor Symphony String Quartet.
Jenny is originally from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, where she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota with Sally O’Reilly. She moved to Michigan to attend the other UM, completing her Masters in Violin Performance at the University of Michigan with Stephen Shipps. Jenny served as concertmaster at both UM orchestras and has performed with the New World Symphony. As a soloist, Jenny has won the MNSOTA Competition Collegiate Division and was a National Finalist in the MTNA Competition in Toronto. During summer seasons, she has performed in music festivals in Santa Barbara (CA), Breckenridge (CO), Colorado Springs (CO), Chautauqua (NY), Medomak (ME), and Pilsen (Czech Republic).
A dedicated educator, Jenny loves sharing music with students of all ages. Her passion for teaching began at a young age teaching violin to her sister and grew during summer festivals where she had the opportunity to teach individual lessons and give community outreach concerts. At the University of Minnesota, Jenny completed pedagogy studies with Sally O’Reilly and certification for all levels of Suzuki training. In Michigan, she was a Sphinx Overture Instructor, teaching in the Flint afterschool programs. She has also taught at Interlochen Center for the Arts with Ann Arbor high school orchestra programs and the Culture Arts String Camp in Manchester.